Come Over into Canaan

Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul]
Published in 15 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul,
Come over into Canaan land;
By faith cross over Jordan tho’ the waves may roll,
Come over into Canaan land.

Refrain:
Come over into Canaan land,
Come over into Canaan land,
Where the grapes of Eschol grow,
Where the milk and honey flow,
Come over into Canaan land.

2 Its sun-kiss’d mountains rise above the valley fair,
Come over into Canaan land;
And luscious fruits delectable grow ev’rywhere,
Come over into Canaan land. [Refrain]

3 Sweet songs of triumph ring within its borders bright,
Come over into Canaan land;
No burning sands but fountains sparkling with delight,
Come over into Canaan land. [Refrain]

4 This charming land of Canaan is a land of love,
Come over into Canaan land;
And thro’ it we must pass to reach our home above,
Come over into Canaan land. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #21

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why wander in the wilderness, O fainting soul
Title: Come Over into Canaan
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Come over in Canaan land
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12081
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The Cyber Hymnal #12081

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